Worcester Preparatory School seeks an experienced full-time Lower School Teacher.
This position reports to the Head of Lower School.
What You’ll Do
The Lower School teacher assumes responsibility for providing learning experiences and supervision of students at the elementary level (K-5) in a supportive and positive climate that develops each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed in the classroom.
Administer developmental testing programs and/or subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels
Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment
Assess student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration
Demonstrate methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements
Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment, models conversation, manners, clean up activities, listening skills, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior
Monitor students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
Organize age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities for the purpose of ensuring student participation in learning activities, participate in a variety of meetings (e.g. grade level, school site, student evaluations, professional development, etc. ) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions
Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring efficient and effective functioning, prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements
Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution
Respond to inquires from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction
What You’ll Need to Succeed
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
Successful teaching experience in a classroom environment
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize, and multi-task situations with equal priority
What Would Be “an extra plus” to Have
Prior teaching experience with Saxon Math and Reading
Prior experience with Seesaw
Applications received by March 9 will receive full consideration; the position is open until filled.
About Worcester Preparatory School
Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Berlin just fifteen minutes from the Ocean City beaches, Worcester Preparatory School is a co-ed independent day school with an average of 500 students in grades pre-K – 12. The school has comprehensive facilities on a 45-acre campus just a mile from the vibrant town center in Berlin. Governed by an independent board of trustees, WPS was founded in 1970 and enjoyed rapid growth in the decades that followed. It is the premier independent school on the Eastern Shore, drawing students from Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware; some travelling over an hour to reach campus. All graduates matriculate to four-year colleges or universities, many among the most selective in the nation.
WPS strives to keep its curriculum relevant to the dynamic world of the 21st Century, while remaining true to its values as a traditional college prep school. WPS is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) and is a member of NAIS.
In the spirit of “bricks & mortar do not a school make”, WPS’s greatest strength is the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. It is a wonderful s...chool and community in which to work and a great opportunity for new faculty.
Worcester Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
Compensation and benefits are competitive with other area private schools and are adjusted based on experience level and credentials. Interested persons should send a letter of interest, employment application, and resume to Heather Parsons, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.